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're with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. and it's going to be a nice mild one for this day of transition. and then it will feel like summer again. tony perkins joins us with a closer look. >> it doesn't make it easy to explain when today is the last full day of summer and then tomorrow our temperatures go up to the 90s with heat and humidity. enjoy today. another mild one. as allison said, not bad at all. let's look out there. a cool start to the day. 58 degrees in washington. 49 in baltimore. 48 at dulles. so very cool. 53 in ocean city. and winchester is at 51 degrees. here is a look at the satellite radar. you know that live picture we showed you a moment ago, that told you the whole story. it's clear outside, bright sunshine as the sun just came up a few moments ago and not much in the way of cloud cover out there. so the day planner for today looks like this: a lot of sun, a cool start to the day but a day with seasonal temperatures. look for a high of around 80 degrees, our average high for today is 78. not bad at all. a lot of sunshine. enjoy it, folks. it will be a
at the convergence of 50 research reports that talked about the dangers of cell phone use in testinand texting devicee driving. there was so little understanding about this. we had a massive debate. we knew this was very danger is behavior based on the research. we come from at traffic safety perspective, and we know the way to change this behavior follows the formula you heard ray lahood talk about. how you do that in the framework of very little conversation was the difficult part. a year ago on january we call for a nationwide ban on told a news and text to use while driving, and we called for companies to put in place policies prohibit the use of this. it was such a long debate press because of the lack of conversation. then i look at today and what we heard from secretary lahood and others. but that the amount of activity we have heard from a state legislative point of view, a research point of view, law enforcement point of view. i encourage you as we listen to our panelists today to think about how we maintain the momentum. i think all of us know that a year of action, even a tremendou
of public health. >> thank you. the department is requesting that we use the state contract low of the city boilerplate, and this will put us in compliance with sb 785. this legislation, in regards to delivery of specialty mental health services for foster care children, and it mandates the use of standardized contracts statewide, so this would be for children that are placed out of county, and i have our director of children, youth, and families for the system of care for community behavioral health services. thank you. >> supervisors, this should give you an idea about the extent of the need. 534 children in foster care are facing -- are placed in san francisco. with the largest percentage placed in alameda county and san mateo counties. the reason they are placed in those counties is because half of them are placed with relatives, and the remaining in foster homes. they all actually have a right and need to access and services when they have the need. right now, it is not easy to enter contracts for services with them, so the change is to create more timing access for the children living
. climate change is upon us. it is happening fast. those of us who live in coastal areas will fill the affect of that first. we want to recognize the mayor's leadership in not just the opportunity of building such an important structure -- this is the first leed certified hospital in the state of california, and what that means is the rebuilding of the entire campus is to provide respect, dignity, and validation for all of the residents who will be here at laguna honda, but next importantly that we build something that will come from its conception, enhance the conservation of the water is an energy used in this building, and enhance the co2 emission reductions of this building. mayor, thank you for walking the walk as well as talking the talk. it is something to be proud of, leed-certified. to all the care givers and all the volunteers who make up the family of residents, to express our appreciation for your long hours and for your selfless service, and know that the battles that senator yee and assembly men andiano and i are putting in sacramento right now -- if we let governor h
%. if i may proud independence. -- i'm a proud independent. if you look at our infrastructure, who uses mass transit more -- middle class, lower class, or upper class? i would say is middle or lower. guest: certainly, it depends on where you are. the certainly, the average bus- writer in america has a slightly lower income -- the average bus rider in america has a slightly lower income than the average american household. however, the express between fort worth and dallas, for example, it tends to be middle and upper income the use that. across america, all strata of society use public transportation and depending on where the transit goes and what type of transit it is combined with the market is that they are seeking to reach, it could be of -- it could be either very high income, that is with the commuter rail lines in new york or chicago or san francisco are an example of. it can be no american income americans going back and forth -- it can be middle-class american income going back and forth to work. it is a wide spectrum of people that use public transit. when i give these statis
was bring it to the floor. they wouldn't even let us do that. they wouldn't allow the courage to have a vote on this. >> reporter: gray rights groups saw this as the last chance before the election to over turn the 17-year-old law. >> it ought to go. it's unamerican and in consistent with our values of opportunity. >> reporter: democrats blamed republicans. >> looking at a bleak elect oral situation, we are going to jam this through. >> reporter: president barack obama's pick to lead the marine corp didn't help. general james amos said he didn't think congress should lift the ban, however the white house remains optimistic. >> the president continues to urge congress to act. i don't think this is the end. >> reporter: under the proposed legislation, the repeal would not have taken effect until the president, secretary of defense and chairman of the joint chief of staff signed off but one republican senator called that process phony since the two military leaders are on record supporting the president and efforts to lift the ban. >>> one of the president's top economic advisors plans to leave
. the latest on thenvestigation where terry mcsweeney. >> police are giving us intersections where these crimes happened and one of those intersections is 1th and lake shore avenue, about a half block frowhere i am. the otr one at third avenue. both of these started out as robberies and ended up as much worse. one attack happened here nr third avenue and 18th street, the other lakehore avenue. the two attas close together in terms of distance and time both sunday evening. >> both started off as robberies. but he did sexuay attack both victims. >> until that investigators produces an arrest and conviction, police are offering advice. >> makeure once you enter your vehicle you lock the door. don't be distracted by electronic devis and cellphones. if you see someone suspicious in your neighrhood, call us immediately. >> advice already observed by many of the women we spoke with this morning who walk and jog near the lake. >> walk when moreeople are around. >> like anyplace i think you have to be an alt and i carry mace with me a all times when i walk the dog. i think you have to be ca
states will say thank you very much. the president can use personnel changes to try to change the tone for the next couple of years. those are things we'll be watching at the white house. jenna: definitely a developing story. thank you so much, mike emanuel at the white house. jon: just 42 days to go until you'll be voting in midterm elections. brand-new fox polls just out in key races in the battleground states. molly hen aburg is live in washington with that. delaware, molly has been on everyone's radar screen since christine o'donnell won the primary there, what is it like. >> reporter: you were talking about christine o'donnell she has her work cut out for her. take a look at today's new fox new poll. she is trailing chris coons by 15 points. only 5% of voters say they are undecided in that race. also posing difficulty for o'donnell look at the strength of vote poll. this is a measure of how certain voters are that they will vote for a certain candidate. for the democrat, coon, 91% say they are certain of their vote for him. 8% may change it. 85 say they are certain of their vote f
to seeing you once again. thanks for being with us. we'll look forward to seeing you again here on "rick's list" at 3:00, 4:00, and 8:00. here's wolf blitzer in "the situation room". >> bill clinton points a finger at the person he says flaked out in the mid-east peace process. and the former president warns democrats not to play games and answer as personal health question that a lot of people are asking right now. plus, defeat for lady gaga. another gay-rights activist, the senate fails to move forward with legislation that would end, don't ask, don't tell. what do opponents of the military policy do now? and a new lightning rod of the tea party politics movement fights a group that says she's a crook. we're investigating the allegations against christine o'donnell. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a warning today from israel's chief, that a new round of violence could explode. i spoke today with a veteran of middle east diplomacy. the former president of the united states bill clinton holding the conference in new york city. we covered a wide range of topics. firs
. i'm bret baier. supporters of the u.s. military policy against openly gay personnel scores a major victory today. but half a world away, american service members mourn the loss of several u.s. troops in a tragic accident. as a nato helicopter went down in southern afghanistan, making this the deadliest year in almost nine-year war. reporter conor powell has details from from kabul. >> reporter: helicopter crashes are fairly common in afghanistan, most due to mechanical failure and sometimes weather. in the past, taliban hit and brought down u.s. and international helicopters. in this case, the military says there are no reports of enemy fire in the area when the helicopter went down. they're discounting taliban claims they shot down the helicopter. the helicopter went down in an area that was a violent and nasty part of afghanistan where the taliban do roam free and are very, very strong. in addition to the nine u.s. troops killed, three other people including a u.s. civilian were also injured. today's deaths bring the total number of foreign troops killed to 529, a single-year rec
of states that have out right banned all hand held cell phone use while driving has jumped to eight. the number of states that's banned texting while driving has jumped to 30. we are seeing improvements nation wide but the bottom line is the message doesn't seem to be reaching teenage drives and that's really the target audience here. a new survey shows that a majority of teenagers believe that drunk driving is more dangerous than texting behind the wheel but the reality is it's just as dangerous while driving drunk if not more. transportation secretary called it as significant as drunk driving. he says it's an epidemic in the country and the only solution is better education. >> persuading people it's not safe to use a cell phone to text and drive and really just having people take personal responsibility. those are the challenges that we face. >> reporter: this morning at this summit we're going to be hearing from the families who have lost loved ones due to distracted driving. we'll also hear from the teenagers who have caused these crashes. we'll be hearing from the law enforcem
. in this case, where there are lots of people with disabilities who use this office, they have a sign in this, you can see access is on the side of the building, it's about 100 feet down the street. and here it is, here is the accessible entrance on the side of the building and it's theoretically part of the main path of travel, it's not locked, you don't have to ring a bell, you just have an alternate means of accessible entry to the area. it doesn't take you through the back alleys of the building, theoretically. >> the previous slide was a really good slide to show, even though you don't have wheelchair access at this entrance because there's steps at that location, that you still provide the and rail for somebody who is semi ambulatory coming down the steps to grab on to. even though there is an accessible entrance a little bit further down the road, there's still things that have been implemented there on the stairs. >> but one thing that hasn't been done is striping so people with low vision can see. every tread should have striping. it would seem that the readily achievable standards f
tomorrow. >> the news begins anew on box number one: the president of iran using a summit to end poverty to slam the west. why this man blames capitalism for the world's suffering. plus, hear the stories of two women who say they suffered plenty while in iran's instead. in box number two, a story break, today. this young man's ex-girlfriend has just testified that this guy strangled to death his own ten-year-old brother because he wanted to be like a fictional serial killer on a series. the new details on a horribly disturbing case. and in box number three, the c.e.o. of a struggling bank is now missing. the sheriff leading the investigation will be live with us. what happened to this man? why was his office ransacked? was the fact his bang was in trouble, did that have anything 20 do with it? car in the parking lot. man missing. a mystery. we are on it. unless breaking news changes everything. developments in the unbelievable salary scandal in bell, california. the los angeles county sheriff deputy reports it arrested eight current and former city employees who have raked in a f
. >> they'll join us towards the end of the show. in the meantime, we start with the fox news alert because a deadly helicopter crash overnight leaving nine servicemen dead. it's unclear if any of the dead are americans. according to nato, four others were hurt including an american civilian. the crash happened in a province that's a taliban strong hold. the f.b.i. on its way to fort bliss, texas now where a gunman shot two women at a convenience store. the women believed to be clerks are being treated at a local hospital. military police shot the gunman dead. we don't know the identity of the shooter just yet. congress delaying a vote now on a bill to give $7.4 billion to first responders who got sick after the attacks of september 11th. a vote was expected this week but republicans objected to senator harry reid's addition of two amendments including the dream act that provides amnesty to illegal immigrants. those are your headlines. amnesty not to all illegal immigrants but to students who go to college or those who enter the military and here for five years. >> i believe senator hatch c
basara. thank you for joining us. let's take a look at weather and traffic. >> it's going to be one of those days. it happens in the fall where you need a jacket in the morning then in the afternoon you're back to shorts and t-shirts. >> you make a fashion statement with it in the afternoon. you tie it around the waste. >> stan does. >> tie it around the shoulders. >> like a cape. [laughter] put a big s on the back of it. and there you go. >> ha ha. preppy. >> i'm not saying i don't like it. i do. take a look at the temperature. 51 degrees at b.w.i. and in the 40's in carroll county. it's going to warm up quickly today. a high of 80. so after starting out in the 40's, you'll by be in the upper 70's. if you like summer, you'll like sum -- like the weekend. >> let's check your morning commute. not a lot going on out there. nothing in the way of incidents. 49 miles per hour on southbound 95. moving well toward beltway. 44 on the beltway. taping the brakes around the harrisburg expressway. looking good on the west side. south on 83 around shawan road at 46 miles per hour. so volume cont
on the bus to school? a story that touched a nerve. >>> "in disguise." so many girls in a place the u.s. knows well live a lie with their family's blessing. >>> and the industry that's popped up and suddenly exploded aimed at eradicating bedbugs. nightly news begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> with political anger roaring across the country tonight we go to a small town where the citizens found out how much their public servants were making and they went wild. it happened in belle, california, where the city manager for starters was making $800,000. tonight, eight current and former town officials are in jail. the l.a. county d.a. is calling this corruption on steroids and all public officials like them across the country should probably regard this as a warning shot. we begin tonight with nbc's george lewis who is in the l.a. suburb. george, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the eight are accused of misproper rating $5.5 million of city funds for their own use. authorities from the district's attorney's office rounded them up first thing this mo
. if i do find another location nearby, to move my pharmacy to, and i would have to continue to use profits from the store to keep afloat, paying rent in two places where i'm paying $2500 a month now. >> you mentioned we don't have to be at this time and place at all, we talked about earlier. supposing we had to do it all over again, what would be the solution to allow you to do what you're doing and still pass this legislation? because if it's a matter of going retroactive, there's surely a way of doing that for the legislative process. >> i think they could have made an exemption back then. commissioner o'brien: but the exemption, would it be to you or to an exemption class? >> the exemption is the number of employees. commissioner o'brien: so it would be a class, then, and all businesses that fell into a particular classification. >> if we said under 10 employees, which i have five full-time and one part-time employee right now. city for healthcare where a business has to pay for healthcare, what do they have to have, 10 employees? >> 20. >> there's an exemption for that, i think
to folks like us, but it does not play all that well with people who are afraid of crime, people who are out of work. part of the message has to become it seems to me, going back to the sources of crime, not from an economic point of view, if you want to save money, you should do things that effectively will fight crime, as opposed to making you feel tougher and stronger. also, if you can get part of the message out that it is a tragedy when anyone is wrongfully convicted, for that person, for their family and friends, but the other part is, if there are wrongfully convicted, there is somebody out there who is actually the criminal. part of the message has to be financial. we have been told for years people vote with their pocketbooks, so you have to make a financial analysis. i am certain it would save an enormous amount of money. it also have to get people to understand by making the criminal justice system work, you make yourself safer. not just by feeding your ego or feeding your prejudice, let's get them, let's get them. you never know when you are going to be one of them. [appl
to the right and they are looking at it looks like a pile of metal over there. it is hard for us to see from where we are right now but they are standing over it and have a flashlight on it. police say there were two kids and two adults and the driver survived but the passenger did not according to the story we are hearing from the wires the passenger was unable to get out of the car and the car burned essentially so the person was inside the car, pronounced dead at the scene. the identities of the people have not been released -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- police are telling us the car spun out of control, hit a light pole and possibly a tree before crashing and then starting on fire. not been determined if alcohol is a factor in this crash just yet. can't -- it is really dark out here but you are getting a look at that pile of metal right now. we are going to try to investigate what that is. i will be working on getting a lieutenant after here to talk to me. >> two attacks, two robberies al on one night. oakland police say distractions could lead to more incidents like these. jade hern
and new details about how police say she used drain cleaner to do this to herself. but first from fox this tuesday night yemen launch as new offensive in an area where a radical american cleric is believed to be hiding out. at one point there was word security forces had cornered one anwar al awlaki. he is the first american citizen to be on the u.s.' government's capture or kill list. for context he is said to inspire and motivate terrorists online. u.s. officials say is he a senior talent recruiter. today on "studio b" terror expert and author of the most dangerous places robert pelton explained why they decided to target him. >> he is like a minibin laden. is he more powerful than bin laden because speaks perfect english and motivates people in this country to do violent acts. >> shepard: that's what he has done. linking him to the fort hood massacre and underwear bomber and times square and two others. catherine herridge, what do we know about his status right now. >> push where he is believed to be hiding is highly significant. today the paper reported that the u.s. born cleric w
. >> they know they are short of their mandate on both counts. >> reporter: vincent reinhart used to help the fed meet its dual mandate as a senior policy adviser. with unemployment at close to 10%, he says it's clear the economy isn't operating anywhere close to maximum employment, which is closer to 5%. and what about price stability? indicators of core inflation are under 1%, with many prices flat or falling. but that isn't the same as price stability. >> it's possible to have too much of a good thing. >> reporter: why? because periods of high unemployment tend to push prices down and prices are not stable when they are rising or falling too much. >> as inflation starts falling and maybe even veering into deflation, the real value of what you have to pay back goes up and up and up. so it's harder for people who borrow, including the u.s. government, in that regard. >> reporter: with the fed failing to meet either of its mandates, economist josh bivens says the conclusion is clear. >> you're missing both mandates, but in the same direction for once. we're not acting aggressively enough to drive
. they gave us a loose description. black man, in his 20s, dark clothing, with a weapon. that's describing a lot of people possibly. that's the information we have. women in the area are told to stay in well lighted areas with other people around. >> i wish i could find someplace else to walk. >> everybody especially people by themselves are all walking around with an ipod in their ear. >> reporter: that woman is absolutely right this. certainly puts your defenses down, people with ipods, iphones, any sort of cell phone or mp3 player when you have the headphones in your ear. you become a target according to police. and they are warning people to lock the doors in your car immediately and be careful getting out of your car, as well. although we don't know the exact circumstances of these attacks, it might involve a vehicle because police are also sending out that warning. we are waiting for more information from the oakland pd. >> thank you. anne makovec in oakland. >>> and a woman was able to fight off her attacker in the south bay over the weekend. the woman says she was jogging sunday mo
of this. it's very open. the analogy i've been using is it's like one of our city basketball courts where people can come and bring their basketball and play. it's just a pickup game spot. and we do have an existing m.o.u. between d.p.w. and boston properties to maintain justin herman plaza and this bocce ball court if accepted will continue to be maintained as it is currently. supervisor maxwell: any other colts? supervisor chiu and then supervisor mar. supervisor chiu: so the local 61 students and apprentices willing involved in constructing the field and the boston properties is the, kind of course the management of the area. is local 261 going to be involved with any of the maintenance of the courts afterwards? >> yes. supervisor mar: yes. supervisor maxwell: supervisor chiu? supervisor chiu: just closing comments. first i want to address some of the issues that were raised in public comment. ernestine, i am very open to considering a business improvement district for the downtown area as i have a strong proponent in fisherman's whatever and other parts of the district and i have let
you so much. that does it for us. >>> let's play "hardball." >>> good evening, leading off tonight, realtime with bill maher. is nothing sacred? bill maher plays "hardball" tonight right up front on the midterms, the tea party, sarah palin and of course, the candidate who has shown two dozen times, the saucer's apprenti apprentice. do you were this moment with president obama? >> quite frankly, i'm exhausted. of defending you, your administration, defending the mantle of change that i voted for and deeply disappointed where we are right now. >> well, the woman talking truth to the president is velma hart. she gins us to talk about how president obama has failed to meet his challenges. >>> and we heard last night from the values voters summit and the attacks on muslim and the claim that president obama wants to impose sharia law. republicans are selling the scare. should some be worried? >>> plus, just say no. late this afternoon, senate republicans voted down an effort to repeal the effort on gays serving openly in the united states military. we'll get into the politics of that sto
doesn't know what he want to do any more since no longer a home to sell. >> that person is telling us he is just going to not put it on the market. maybe sell the land and go from there. >>reporter: in the just the resident here in san brawn 0who could be made to expose the gas transmission line. now pg&e made the list public experts are saying that resident in those neighborhoods could have a whole new disclosure roorment on their hands, too. reporting in san bruno, abc 7 news. >>> tonight there's a warning out for female joggers in south san jose. the sheriff's department is looking for a man who attacked a woman jogging alone yesterday morning. happened just before 8:00 o'clock on trail around snell road and colleen drive. the attacker pushed the woman into an aquaduct and tried to sexually assault her but she managed to fight him off and run away. oakland police issue a warning after 2 women robbed sexually assaulted in separate incidents near lake merit. police think the same person may be responsible for both yesterday's attacks. victims say the man was carrying a weapon but
. >> we don't know what this is cause was. that will inform us on how we need to look at these segments and whether the process were using is whether it is a good system or not. >> shall the company had ranked a pipeline to and half miles away from the blast as the rest. pg&e required with the complied with the request. the changes from year to year yesterday's list is the least recent list. it requested a list from the last few years as well. if they will review the information provided and see if changes need to be made on how it is monitored. a list of the top five highest-paid city managers in the bay area. it is coming from business talks novelist city manager of san ramon making $360,000 a year. mill valley city manager makes over $315,000 a year, danville 310,000, said clarence 3 03, sunnyvale making $301,000 a year. gov. schwarzenegger does not take a salary but if he did he would only make $212,000 a year. we will be back as kron 4 continues. a live look from millbrae where traffic is moving smoothly. waiting to hear about possible delays at s f o with low clouds i
disabled daughter. and now, he says, he learned something for all of us. >>> good evening. think of it as a one, two, three political punch. exactly six weeks to go until the november election, and three of the most famous names in america are heading out to fight for their candidates. first lady michelle obama, now joining former president bill clinton and former alaska governor sarah palin, as the power hitters on the campaign trail. and the president, well, today, we learned that as the elections loom, he is going to shake up and rebuild his economic team. more on that in a minute. but we'll begin with our senior political correspondent jon karl. jon? >> reporter: diane, today we learned that the president's top economic adviser will leave after the midterm elections. this is the third member of the president's economic team to go. and this, we learn on a day that the white house also announced that the first lady is about to hit the campaign trail. the white house calls her the closer. and with time running out for congressional democrats, they're sending her in. the first la
. delta says other flights are being found for the passenger as board. >> experts using tissue samples to determine the species of a whale that wash add shore this morning on ocean beach. it's badly decomposed and made it hard to examine. researchers have been able to determine it's not a hump back, gray, or blue whale. it's a bounty for researchers. >> it's hard for us to study them out so far in the ocean this, gives us a good opportunity to put together different pods and populations of the whales in the wild. >> and a carcass will be buried during low tide on the beach tomorrow. it was just last week a tanker impaled a whale on the bough and that is probably dead when hit. >>> there is a warning out for female joggers in south san jose. the sheriff's department looking for a man who attacked a woman jogging alone just before 8:00 on a road around snell road. the attacker tried to sexual assault sure, she managed to runway. and oakland police are issuing a warning two women were robbed and sexual assaulted in separate incidents near lake merit. police think the same person may be re
today during a police investigation pre-at this chapter to us about that scene on the 5500 block of eucalyptus stripy witnesses tell us there appears to be a female homicide victim inside one of the cars created again people in this complex near main street and highway 29 are being told to stay inside. >>> for the first time drivers can use this beauty on a freeway for a price. the polling open today along a 40-mile stretch between the pdfs and christien kafton is life tonight we're day one is in the process of winding down. >> reporter: the new 680 total expressly here is aimed at clearing congestion they said it had collected just the opposite and they are calling it a success and is preparing for lanes just like this around the bag. >> commuters got their first chance to try out the new expressly today paying for the privilege of using it created some drivers complained that was supposed to be a convenience slowed them down and. >> i left home at 730 this morning and it was supposed to take me 45 minutes. i did not get until i needed -- where he needed to go until 9:15. >> r
, luke. keep us posted and let us know. >> will do. >> when we get a final tally on the vote. i want to bring in rachel maddox. as you know, a couple of the waivering republicans said you've got to give us a little more room for amendments here. harry reid said no. this is the result. >> well, there's a couple of things. first of all, it's a historic decision to filibuster the defense reauthorization bill. this is something that has passed 48 times in 48 years. it just passes. this is one of the things that just passes. and that's why actually you've seen over the years lots of amendments, lots of things passed that are attached to this. originally when don't ask, don't tell was instituted, it was passed as an amendment to this bill. in 2007, we saw republican senator orrin hatch attach the dream act to this bill. some of john mccain's campaign finance provisions have been attached to this bill. so republican objections that they are very upset about democratic amendments to this are a little strange, given how many amendments republicans have attached to it. also harry reid's office
the problems of people like us, now this number is down to 50%. now, that is really a huge, huge decline and he needs to make the american people believe that he really connects with where they're at right now. >> do you think he started today -- i watched the whole thing. howard first and then arianna. i've got a commentary in this show. i think that it's great to listen to people who are skeptical. a lot of these business-type guys pretty smart guys up there, shrewd guys. we're grilling him today and he was taking it. >> yeah, he can handle it and i think that's good. the more he's out there talking to people who understand the economic situation -- >> and don't like him. >> and even if they don't like him, fine. >> i love it. >> he's perfectly capable of handling all of that stuff. he's good at it. he's a lawyer. he's an empathetic guy but he's not always in the situation where he can show. >> why do they keep setting him up with those goof ball ringers? what's it like to be great? do you ever get tired of people not understanding your motives? arianna, i hate to be skeptical. well, i am ske
and recent college graduates. it got us thinking about the promises the president made as he came into office. of course, when he first got into office, very beginning no approval rating until we took one about february of 2009. it showed 76% of americans approved of the job he was doing. and then in february of -- now i should say it is 50% down. some 20 points. down some 20 points. look at this brand new poll of polls. not our poll. this shows that it's down 46%. down to 46%. the president's approval rating. that's not even our poll. take a look at this, though. this is all despite some legislative victories that the president had. health care reform. remember that? although very controversial, financial regulatory overhaul. the stimulus. plus, two supreme court justice confirmations. talking about sonia socieewonia and what is the problem, then? of course, it's the economy and unemployment, as the president heard yesterday. when he got into office, a poll taken around february of 2009. he was at 8.2%. now 9.6% and some think it's going up to 10% unprecedented, very tough for the president
, rich, and decadent, avocados have become a staple for many of us. according to the california avocado commission, about 43% of all u.s. households buy avocados regularly now. so when you think of avocados, you probably think of this, right? guacamole. but today farmers and chefs are proving that avocados can be so much more. good. ok, sure, what's not to like about guacamole? i mean, we do eat a lot of it. in fact, more than 49 million pounds of avocados in the form of guacamole will be consumed on super bowl sunday alone. but at hawks restaurant in granite bay, they're exploring different ways to use the alligator pear, otherwise known as an avocado. >> we like using california avocados because they're grown as close as an avocado can be. these are from the simi valley. they're really versatile. they're rich. as you can see, we puree them. we serve them somewhat chunky. we can wrap things in them. they're just real versatile. and they're tasty. >> but chefs like michael are just part of the equation of educating consumers on the many fabulous attributes of avocados. the real groundwo
.m.. thank you for joining us. i'm eric thomas. >> i'm kristen sze. the deal with that developing news we're talking about in the south bay where san jose police are on the scene of a fatal car accident. one person is dead and there are injuries. theresa garcia is live there in san jose with more. theresa? >> well, certainly this single car crash woke up enough people that a san jose dispatcher tells me they were receiving multiple calls of reports that they heard a loud crash, they heard an explosion, saw a fire and eventually when the san jose emergency responders got out here, take a look behind me, this is what they found. you've got an intersection completely shut off right now. it was just after 3 a.m. a white 2001 ford explorer driving south hit a pole, then possibly a tree and became completely ungulfed in fire. this happened at the intersection with o'grady drive. the emergency responders found an 18-year-old male passenger dead in the car. the 18-year-old male driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. the problem out here is we're getting mixed reports
. >> we want to get more information on this right now, john yang is in kabul for us with the latest. john, what do you know this morning? >> reporter: good morning, matt, as you say, the nine servicemen dead are americans, nbc news is being told and at least one american civilian is among the three injured. this happened as you say in zabul province in southeastern afghanistan. much of the territory there is controlled by the taliban and coalition forces led b the united states had been stepping up their efforts to take on the taliban in that area, to try to drive them out. this has been the deadliest year for coalition forces, the deadliest year for u.s. forces with today's crash, 351 americans have died this year. matt? >> john, but as we say, according to american sources the causef this is still under investigation and yet the taliban has already claimed responsibility. is that the norm in a situati like this? would they normally do something like that? >> reporter: it's very common, matt. as a matter of fact we got the call here at nbc news from a talibanpokesman claimg responsibilit
about jimmy carter that seems to emerge every few years that explain to us why he was beaten so soundly in 1980? >> well, he feels, i think it's safe to say, unappreciat unappreciated -- not underappreciated, unappreciated. as we all know, you don't get to be president by having a deficit of grandosty. right, that's not a qualification for the job. all of these guys have that to some degree or another. some hide it better than others. i think as president carter gets older, he hides it not at all. >> so you're saying, not as as well as others? >> not at all. >> let's put the whole story aut there, for what it's worth. by the way, in washington this morning -- >> begins in plains. >> we have with us, a proposal historian, michael. he said, basically, after these comments aired yesterday, because, you know, president carter is on a media blitz for his book, "white house diary." he says this, what i meant was for 27 years, any carter center has provided me with superior opportunities to do good. >> if we can just say, that is the worst clarification -- >> i'm not going to defend that argum
are accusing democrats of grandstanding. >> they want to use this week for a political exercise. they want to weigh this bill down with controversy and a transparent attempt to show their special interest groups they haven't forgotten about them ahead of the election. >>> just ahead, new york senator kirsten gillibrand and her new bff, lady gaga. >> doesn't it seem to you that we should send home the prejudice, the straight soldier who hates the gay soldier? >> fired up and ready to go? not quite. president obama hears from voters who express their fears over the economy and outline the problem s democrats are facing this november. >>> with us this hour, tim kaine. and will president ahmadinejad take manhattan? iran's president on the world stage. >>> plus, nine americans die in a helicopter crash in southern afghanistan today. with us this hour, state department spokesman p.j. crowley. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in new york. majority leader harry reid has only one hour to convince at least one republican to vote with democrats to try to repeal don't ask, don't tell. the contro
&e. >> for us, knowing we're close into this intersection we want to get more answers to questions. and our next course of action. >> this segment could be feet or yards long. >> this could be an area of pipe between two valves, segment could be where the type of pipe is. and there is the list is out, does it put residents at ease? >> i feel they'll do hopefully the right job. the right thing. you know? checking things out. >> and pg&e says it's done extensive check of the pipeline that fed into the pipeline that exploded. it discovered a leak and repaired it immediately. in novato abc 7 news. >> so for a look at the list go to our web site. abc 7 and we a v.a link there for you. >> there are kirns about what the explosion will do to property values and whether anyone to looking to sell swril to disclose facts they're sitting on a dangerous pipeline. abc 7 is at the blast site with more. >> a real estate agent here in san bruno said this neighborhood had been on the rebound whit came to home sales. homes were selling in high $600,000. in the wake of this blast, now experts are saying at
already in the commute and so that's going to be a problem for people who normally use almaden expressway. the driver could face vehicular manslaughter but if alcohol was walk proud, walk tall. >> reporter: the attacker is being described as an african- american man in his 20s, about 5'10" to 6 feet tall with a medium build wearing dark clothing and he is armed and dangerous and at least one of these women attacks was getting out of her car on her way home. police say report anything suspicious and when you get inside your car lock your car. one officer showed me if you're walking to your car, you are alone put your knees in between the your knuckles. it's nice to have something sharp inside your hand in case you need it. reporting live from oakland, jade hernandez, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time 7:04. today investigators may release a sketch of a suspect who attacked a female jogger on the south bay trail near personnel avenue just outside san jose the city limits around 7:45 last sunday morning. investigators say the suspect grabbed the victim, pushed her into a acrei duct and tried to
hart and she is why democrats could be facing big losses this november. velma hart joins us later in the show to talk about how president obama has failed to meet his challenges and her challenges on what it will take to win back the enthusiasm of voters like her. >>> and the new maccar thinkism. we heard it here on "hardball" last night from the values voters summit, the attacks on muslims. and the claim that some house, president obama wants to impose shari ya law, islamic law in the united states, you know, cutting off hands, stoning, that sort of thing. republicans have selling this scare. should some people be worried? >>> plus, just say. no late this afternoon, senate republicans voted down an effort to repeal the ban on gays serving openly in the u.s. military. we will get into the politics of that story and who wins by that vote coming november 2nd and who, if anybody, loses. >>> let me finish tonight with a diabolic talk of newt gingrich, who is, day after day, raising hatred, anger and fear with all his craft and wyle. >>> we start with bill maher, the host of "real time
in june 2009, recovery began 14 months ago. but not for millions of us, the president acknowledged. >> the challenge is that the hole was so deep that a lot of people out there are still hurting. >> reporter: and when a wall street ceo complained -- we have felt like a pinata. maybe you don't feel like you're whacking us with a stick, but we certainly feel we've been getting whack with a stick. >> reporter: the president staged a comeback. >> i think most folks on main street feel like they've been beat up on. >> reporter: and he will not okay tax cuts for anthony caramucci and his friends. >> 86% of that going to people making $1 million or more and lowered the deficit at the same time. i don't have the math. >> reporter: but will he have the votes after november to keep steering the recovery? i'm steve handelsman. nbc news, capitol hill. >>> house republican leaders plan to unveil a roughly 20 point governing agenjengenda fo next congress on thursday amid crucial elections they're hoping will give them control the chamber. the agenda is expected to focus on job, spending, heath c
the morning with a fatal accident. we have theresa garcia that's going to bring us a live report. on the freeways though it's looking good with no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. >> good morning. thanks for joining us on this tuesday. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. oakland police hope to release more information about two separate sexual assaults on women walking near lake merit. the attacks happened sunday night in what police describe as secluded areas of the neighborhood. the victims were walking home when the man accosted, robbed and assaulted them. the same person may be responsible for both attacks. the victim say the man was carrying an undisclosed weapon. police are warning residents to stay in well-lighted populated areas and pay specific attention to their surroundings when getting in and out of their cars. in south san jose, sheriff deputies and offering a warning along jogging trails. a woman jogging alone, a trail on snow road, the attacker pushed a woman into an ak -- aqueduct and then tried to sexually assault her. they're trying to determine if he was r
uvando used it to beat his girlfriend a 33-year-old. authorities say the man called several people after the alleged beating as he drove around with the body in the front seat. he eventually showed up at a coworker's apartment. the coworker called 911. then the man surrendered and confess, according to police. >>> after calls from politician and the public, pg&e has now posted maps showing the locations of the riskiest gas pipeline in the state. pipe segments get on the list based on four criteria. first, will there or has there been third party construction nearby? is there any pipe corrosion? has there been any land movement near the pipes, such as an earthquake? and finally, the pipe's age, design and what it's made of. the pg&e president christopher johns says these factors constantly affect the list. >> this list is in flux. some items will move up, some will move down the list. >> pg&e says the san bruno section of pipe that exploded was not on the top 100 list. when the utility finds out what caused the explosion, it might have to change the criteria. the maps on the website aren'
't ask, don't tell. he says "this is not a serious exercise. it's a show." luke russert joins us from capitol hill. where do we stand right now on getting the votes just to move the ball forward? >> reporter: all indications right now, contessa, the democrats will not have the necessary republican votes to break the filibuster on the defense reauthorization bill and hence the debite on it will not go forward. it willie happen after the midterm elections. this is something harry reid deeply wanted to move forward. obviously the don't ask, don't tell is something that excites a lot of democrats, definitely fires up you their base. a lot feel it's morally the right thing to do. that being said, republicans don't necessarily have an adversement to repealing don't ask, don't tell. they're averse to doing it in the manner you're talking about. a lot of republicans have the chance of amendments will not be offered in debate. harry reid would be limiting the amount of the amendments, that's what's alienated voters such as susan collins we heard from as well as owe lip pa snowe. it will be int
it was not on a list they say the system is flawed. >> we don't know what the cause was but that will inform us on how to look at the segments and whether the process that we use is a good process are not. >> pg&e submitted last year for base-rate proceedings they said they had read this section to and half miles away from the blast site. c u p c is pleased that pg&e complied the agency says it's important to have the information this list changes from year to year yesterday's list is the most recent period the c p u also requested the list for the past few years they will decide if changes need to be made on how the pipelines are monitored. police are investigating the solo crash in san jose that killed and eight year-old appeared in happened near o'grady drive at 3:00 a.m. report showed the driver as san jose man lost control of the has to be crashing into a light pole and cause the vehicle to catch fire. an 18 year-old passenger pronounced dead at the scene the driver is expected to survive he was taken to hospital. will tran joins us on the phone with more. >> that drivers in big trouble he is an
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